8 tools that keep me sane while running my creative business

Sep 6, 2017 | Mindset & Productivity

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Today I’m going to take you behind the scenes and talk about the 8 tools I use to run my creative business. This entrepreneurial life is hard so I want to show you what I use to get stuff done while keeping sane. Sounds good?

You can watch the video, or read the post below.

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I’m all about simplifying and that’s why I want to show you only tools I really use and love. These are not affiliate links, I just want to share with you what works for me. Don’t feel like you have to use them all every day, pick what you feel will be the best fit for you.

 

Tools that help me in my business

 

  • Asana. I use it many times every day and it’s the core of my productivity. It’s a project management software and has a free option. I talk about it in the video starting at 2:03 mark, and you can also watch more about it here.

     

  • News feed eradicator for Facebook. It’s a Chrome plugin that hides your Facebook feed from you so you can focus on work instead of scrolling Facebook. You can watch more about it starting at 4:37 mark.

     

  • The ‘not yet’ inbox folder. It’s a great way to avoid overwhelm. It’s an inbox folder with all the great stuff you get from everywhere but it’s not something you should be focusing at right now. I talk about it starting at 7:22.

     

  • Printed planner. I use both printed planner and Asana. Asana is like a to-do list, and planner is more for planning my next day and week and reviewing my strategy. I find it easier as a creative to write stuff down on paper. I talk more about it more in the video starting at 9:32.

     

  • Toggl. It’s a time tracking software with a free option. It helps you understand where your time goes. It also integrates with Asana so at the end of the day you know exactly how long have you been working on your tasks. You can watch more starting at 12:34.

     

    Tools that help me stay sane:

  • Aware App. It’s an app that helps you meditate. I talk more about it starting at 21:08.

     

  • The Online Gym. You can work out without leaving your home, plus the girl running the gym is the most genuine fitness trainer you’ll ever meet. There are many programs and videos to choose from. If you want to know more, watch the video starting at 22:54.

     

  • Yoga download. Similar to The Online Gym, you can start doing yoga in your own home. The basic program is $9/month and you have a lot of classes to choose from. I talk more about it starting at 25:54.

    And that’s it! What are your favorite tools to run your business and stay sane?

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